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Become a Water Quality Monitor

Become a Water Quality Monitor
Become a Water Quality Monitor Since it's launch in 2006, Milwaukee Riverkeeper has established a watershed-wide network of trained citizen volunteers who monitor streams and rivers throughout the Milwaukee River Basin during the months of May thru October. Our program is a piece of the statewide Water Action Volunteers (WAV) Stream Monitoring Program managed by...

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Become an Aesthetics Monitor

Become an Aesthetics Monitor
Become an Aesthetics Monitor Milwaukee Riverkeeper assists the WI-DNR and EPA in monitoring the aesthetics, or healthy appearance, of the Milwaukee River Estuary Area of Concern (AOC), which is considered a “hot spot” of pollution in the Great Lakes. The AOC has 11 “beneficial use impairments” that have been listed by EPA as barriers to...

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Become a Road Salt Monitor

Become a Road Salt Monitor
Sign Up to Become a Road Salt Monitor Road Salt in Our RiversChloride is a key element used in traditional road deicing methods across the northern United States through application of sodium chloride or calcium chloride. Although effective as a deicing agent, when road salt enters our waterways it can have negative effects on aquatic...

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Become an Emerging Contaminants Monitor

Become an Emerging Contaminants Monitor
Sign Up to Become an Emerging Contaminants Monitor What is the emerging contaminants project?You may think finding common holiday spices in our waterways is a 'sweet' surprise, but their presence actually represents a growing concern in water quality management: emerging contaminants. What is an emerging contaminant?An emerging contaminant is anything in our rivers and lakes...

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Become a Mussel Monitor

Become a Mussel Monitor
Become a Mussel Monitor Why study freshwater mussels?Freshwater mussels are fascinating aquatic creatures that can tell us detailed information about the long-term health of waterways and aquatic ecosystems. Despite their importance, very little work has been done to monitor freshwater mussel populations in Wisconsin. Of the 51 mussel species the occur in this state, 28...

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